Todayโ€™s data in the UK show 136 new deaths in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19 and 42,776 new infections โ€“ this is the highest daily number for 12 weeks and the 64th day in a row that infections have been over 25,000. In the same period, there have been nearly 2.2 million reported infections and over 7.5k deaths.

First published in October 2021.

๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 13-Oct-2021

โ–ช 42,776 in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 273,510 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 982,972 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 407.7 per 100k โ†—๏ธ

โ–ช 754 admissions in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 5,416 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 7,011 patients โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 780 in ICU beds โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ–ช 136 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 788 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 3,436 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ

โ–ช 45.2m received 2 doses
โ–ช 67.44% of the UK population received 2 doses
โ–ช 257,442 first doses for 12-15 yo in England
โ–ช 9.0% of 12-15 yo received 1 dose
โ–ช 98,350 first doses for 12-15 yo in Scotland
โ–ช 42.0% of 12-15 yo received 1 dose

โ–ช 1,100,000 estimated cases โ†—๏ธ

โ†—๏ธ Increasing | โ†˜๏ธ Decreasing | โ†”๏ธ Unchanged

For more stories like this, sign up to our FREE Briefings today.

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 273,510 while in the last 28 days 982,972 infections have been reported.
  • 788 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 113 deaths each of the past 7 days. If this was to be the โ€œnew normalโ€ for daily deaths caused by Covid-19, then annually this would equate to around 41,089 deaths. What is normal about that? What is acceptable about this potential level of death? The vaccination programme has had a very positive impact, but what will bring down the level of infections given where we now are?
  • Latest health care data indicate that there were 754 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 9 October 2021.
  • 7,011 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 12 October 2021.
  • 780 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 12 October 2021 โ€“ all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.


  • 622 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 586 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 8 million people (8,272,883 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
  • In this time, the virus has been responsible for at least 138,080 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been 161,798 deaths in total, where the deceased personโ€™s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 01 October 2021, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Note: The data for deaths attributed to COVID-19 โ€“ each following a reported positive test result for COVID-19 within 28 days of their death.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

  • New rules for international travel โ€“ ENGLAND

47 countries and territories will be removed from the red list from 11 October. 37 new countries and territories will be added to the list of countries with recognised proof of full vaccination for travel to England.

  • Autumn and winter plan 2021 โ€“ ENGLAND

The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.

  • Vaccine certification required for late-night venues and large events โ€“ SCOTLAND

From 1 October, you need to show proof that you are fully vaccinated using either the NHS Scotland COVID Status app, a paper copy of your vaccination record, or proof that youโ€™re exempt, to enter late-night venues and large events. (Find out more on GOV.SCOT.)

  • NHS COVID Pass required for nightclubs and large events โ€“ WALES

From 11 October, you need to show proof that you are fully vaccinated or have a recent negative rapid lateral flow test using NHS COVID Pass to attend nightclubs and large events. (Find out more on GOV.WALES.)

  • Boosters โ€“ UK WIDE

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a second dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.

You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you are either:
- a frontline health or social care worker
- aged 50 and over
- aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19

If you are not a frontline health or social care worker, please wait to be contacted by the NHS before booking your booster dose.


Tory minister says sorry for mistakes in Covid pandemic handling
Oliver Dowden strikes more humble note after report accuses government of one of the worst public health failures in UK history
Scientists abused and threatened for discussing Covid, global survey finds
Poll of 321 scientists found 15% received death threats after speaking publicly on the pandemic
โ€œWe are now storing up trouble for the futureโ€ โ€“ Experts.
Experts and health professionals on the rise in infections in secondary-age children, on whether the worst effects of the pandemic may not just be over yet, and on the lack of face coverings at the Conservative Party Conference.

Petition: Funding for ventilation in all school/college/uni classrooms
As a parent, it has become of increasing concern that the Government has not yet committed to funding increased ventilation in classrooms, in the form of approved HEPA air filter systems/air purifiers.This petition is to ask the Government to immediately fund these in schools/colleges/unis.

๐Ÿงฌ Variants News (COG-UK sequencing)

(Source: COG-UK)

๐Ÿงฌ Variants News (UKHSA genomically confirmed case numbers)

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

All the latest data on COVID-19 variants.

๐Ÿ“ˆ UK COVID-19 data (reported on 13 October 2021)

๐Ÿ“ˆ 42,776 in 24h โ€“ Highest since 21 July
โ†—๏ธ +7.3% vs last week
๐Ÿ“ˆ 273,510 in 7 days โ€“ Highest since 24 July
โ†—๏ธ +13.2%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 982,972 in 28 days โ€“ Highest since 2 Aug
โ†—๏ธ +5.5%

๐Ÿ“ˆ 407.7 per 100k โ€“ Highest since 24 July
โ†—๏ธ +13.2%

Kingโ€™s College ESTIMATE ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“ˆ 69,993 daily cases

HOSPITALISATIONS ๐Ÿฅ โ€“ Latest update: 9 Oct
๐Ÿ“‰ 754 in 24h
โ†—๏ธ +9.4%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 5,416 in 7 days โ€“ Highest since 22 Sept
โ†—๏ธ +6.8%

PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL ๐Ÿฅ โ€“ Latest update: 12 Oct
๐Ÿ“‰ 7,011 in 24h
โ†—๏ธ +2.1%

PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS ๐Ÿ›๏ธ โ€“ Latest update: 12 Oct
๐Ÿ“ˆ 780 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -2.5%

DEATHS ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 136 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -4.9%
๐Ÿ“‰ 788 in 7 days
โ†—๏ธ +2.3%
๐Ÿ“‰ 3,436 in 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ -5.1%

๐Ÿ“ˆ Increasing figure | ๐Ÿ“‰ Decreasing figure | โธ๏ธ Unchanged figure | โ†—๏ธ Increasing % | โ†˜๏ธ Decreasing % | โ†”๏ธ Unchanged %

LAST 28 DAYS ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

๐Ÿฆ  982,972 new cases
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 3,436 deaths


๐Ÿฆ  622 days since the first reported UK case
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 586 days since the first reported UK death

๐Ÿฆ  8,272,883 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 138,080 deaths so far โ€“ Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 161,798 total deaths โ€“ Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causesโ€“ Registered up to Friday 1 October 2021

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data โ€“ Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 13 October 2021.

๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK (up to and including 12 October 2021)

๐Ÿ’‰49,252,939 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 85.65% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 73.42% of total UK population

๐Ÿ’‰45,239,759 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 78.67% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 67.44% of total UK population

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 12 October 2021.

๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination CHILDREN AGED 12-15

๐Ÿ’‰257,442 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 9.0% of children aged 12-15

๐Ÿ’‰6,495 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 0.2% of children aged 12-15

๐Ÿ’‰98,350 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 42.0% of children aged 12-15

(Note: 2,851,400 children in England aged 12-15 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated. 8,549,198 children in England โ€“ aged 12 and below โ€“ remain unvaccinated.)

In summary, as of the latest reported vaccination data, it is estimated that:

  • 67.44% of the total UK population (of all ages) had received two doses of a vaccine against the virus (one that for the vaccines currently being used requires 2 doses).
  • 85.65% of the UK population (aged 12 and above) had received one dose of a vaccine against the virus (one that for the vaccines currently being used requires 2 doses).

This data has been cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.

PMP Xtra

Total UK population: 67,081,234 (last year: 66,796,800), via ONS (subject to changes in population over the year). These figures were updated on 25 June 2021.

โ— Adult population (aged 18 and above) = 52,890,044 (last year: 52,673,433)
โ— Population aged 16 and above = 54,353,665 (last year: 54,098,971)
โ— Population aged 11 and above = 58,325,411 (last year: 57,975,918)
โ— Population aged 5 and above = 63,298,904 (last year: 62,939,544)

(Source โ–ช ONS)

โ–  Estimated ยฎ๏ธ number: (report as of 8 October 2021)

  • Latest R range for England: 0.9 to 1.1 ๐Ÿ“ˆ
  • Latest R range for Wales: 0.8 to 1.1 ๐Ÿ“‰
  • Latest R range for Scotland: 0.7 to 1.0 โ†”๏ธ๏ธ
  • Latest R range for Northern Ireland: 0.95 to 1.05 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 from 2 to 3 weeks ago, due to the time delay between someone being infected, developing symptoms, and needing healthcare.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Increasing figure | ๐Ÿ“‰ Decreasing figure | โ†”๏ธ Unchanged figure

โ–  Population testing positive for COVID-19:

According to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Covid-19 Infection Survey data, COVID-19 infections increased in England and decreased in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In the same week, the trend was uncertain in Wales.

(Source: ONS)

โ–  Stringency Index:

The Stringency Index records the strictness of government policies across the world. It is a composite measure of nine Covid response metrics: school closures, workplace closures, cancellation of public events, restrictions on public gatherings, closures of public transport, stay-at-home requirements, public information campaigns, restrictions on internal movements, and international travel controls.

๐Ÿ“ฐ #COVID19 in #TomorrowsPapersToday

Read more front pages every day in PMP Magazine.

PMP Magazine

๐Ÿ“š Data Sources:

๐Ÿ“ˆ Full Daily UK #COVID19 Charts & Comments via #TodayInCovid:

๐Ÿงฌ Full #Variants Sequencing Data:

๐Ÿฆ  Everything #COVID19:

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @PHE_uk | @ONS

๐Ÿงฎ Special thanks: @JoePajak & #NHS

โ€” AUTHORS โ€”

โ–ซ Dr Joe Pajak, PhD physical scientist, research & development, governor NHS FT hospital.
โ–ซ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.